University research has a valuable long-term impact on students. In the research talk held for students recently, Dr. Gowri Srinivasa shared insights about how to approach the field of research. She answered common queries of students looking to dive into the field of research. She touched upon literature survey, trending topics and areas of a researcher’s personal interest. Dr. Gowri shared her experience about the research projects undertaken in association with Narayana Nethralaya. Participants got to know more about Google Scholar and the general structure of a research paper. The talk was organised by members of ACM PES University EC Campus Student Chapter on March 12, 2020.
The participants got an opportunity to work on AWS in the hands on session and witnessed the power of cloud computing and how it helps make our daily life easier. The workshop covered concepts from servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, to intelligence over the Internet. Mr. Ansari of Linsys Innovations conducted the workshop organised by the IEEE Student Branch of the university.
PES University has been recording class-room teaching regularly and making available to students to access the lectures from home. This practice started five years ago has proved very beneficial to students. The faculty teaching the subject also receives an update every day on the number of students who viewed the lecture in addition to providing the popularity rank of the teacher.
With the current Corona Virus situation causing a lot of anxiety, Universities had to shut down classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom lectures live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University has put in place a special time table covering 9 lecture sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves students who would have missed the live session.
This initiative of the University has been well received by the students with over 80% of students accessing to live / recorded sessions of the classes conducted.
In addition, PES University central library has also provided off-campus access to students for its online resources. Library users at home or elsewhere can log in through their library server and gain access to e-resources.
Dr.M.R.Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University visited the command center that monitors the live online teaching sessions. He appreciated the efforts of the IT team under the mentorship of Prof.Ajoy Kumar, Chief Operating Officer for creating one such facility for students. Prof. Siddappa, Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and Member, Board of Governors, PES University was all praise for the University for having initiated the live online teaching to students which has enabled them to utilize the time effectively while at home. Prof.Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University said that the exercise of the University in reaching out to students while they are away from campus has been very fruitful.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering emerged as winners in the The Inter-Department Throwball competition was held at the Electronic City Campus on Feb 6-7.
PES University nurtures academic excellence among students by identifying and rewarding meritorious students every semester. Prof CNR Rao Merit scholarship and Dr MRD Merit Scholarship for Aug-Dec 2019 semester were announced at an impressive ceremony. The meritorious students were felicitated by distinguished guests, Mr Sameer Garde, President Cisco- India and SAARC and Mr Mohan Sekhar, Senior Managing Director and Lead, Advanced Technology Centers in India, Accenture. 195 students were awarded Prof CNR Rao Scholarships of nearly Rs. 60 lakhs. 1,457 students received Dr MRD Merit Scholarships amounting to Rs. 4 crore 70 lakhs. 2713 students won distinction awards of close to Rs 27 lakhs.
Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships are awarded to top 2% of students in all programs of study for scoring cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 9 and above. The scholars get a tuition fee waiver to the tune of 25% for the subsequent year. Dr MRD Scholarships are awarded to top 20% of students for securing semester grade point average (SGPA) of 8.5 and above. Distinction awards are received by students securing an SGPA of more than 7.75.
The special message sent by Prof CNR Rao wishing the meritorious students a great future in whatever they choose to do, was read out on the occasion. Prof D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, in his address, recollected the first scholarship award function, by the PES institution a few decades back, which was Rs five hundred each for twenty eight students. That was the beginning of the tradition of awarding scholarships which has reached an amount of Rs 10 crores this year. He looked forward to realising the vision of seeing PES University as rated as one among the top ten universities of the country within the next five years. He believed that the achievements of the students have a large role to play in achieving the goal. Mr Sameer Garde reminisced about scoring 10 grade points as an undergraduate and shared his thoughts about the life and career ahead for the students. He felt that doing what the heart tells and focusing one’s energy on the journey can make a career fulfilling. He observed that and as a professional the ideas one comes up with are key to becoming a leader. The year 2020, according to him marks the dawn of a new era in technology and termed the present time and future, especially for the students as magical. Mr Mohan Sekhar admired the role of PES University in preparing the students for professional careers, specifically the initiative to familiarise the students with new technologies like machine learning and AI, irrespective of the branches of study. He was happy to see large number of girls winning awards especially when diversity is a key focus area for the industry. Speaking of the expectations of the industry, he highlighted the importance of customer focus, innovation and effective communication. He felt that innovation is at the heart of everything that’s happening in the industry. He appreciated the university’s setting up of an advanced gym on campus as staying physically active he felt, is no less important.
Dr J Suryaprasad Vice Chancellor in his opening remarks introduced the guests. Dr K Sridhar, Registrar delivered the vote of thanks. The auditorium was abuzz with activity as 4365 students received the cheques and merit certificates.
Times B-School Survey 2020 ranked PES University at 26th place in India, 1st in Karnataka and 3rd in South India. The survey results are the outcome of methodical analysis covering desk research, factual survey and perceptual rating.
PES University is committed to developing highly skilled human resources with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically changing environment with the participative efforts of the management, staff, students and parents.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering won the inter-department Volleyball competition and Department of Science and Humanities emerged as runner up. The contest in which 9 teams participated was held at EC campus from Feb 3-5, 2020.
Nitish, Team captain says being a member of Team ENIGMA from 3 years; I have led the team for the project BAJA 2020. SAE BAJA is an off-road buggy design event where colleges all over India participate and design a buggy to drive over rough terrain. The span of project has been 6 months including design and manufacturing phase. The project commenced with the design phase in July 2019 with 20 members in the group, sub categorized into five departments viz. Transmission, Suspension, Steering, Brakes and Roll cage. The team participated in SAE Virtual BAJA where it presented its design and approach to building the vehicle for BAJA 2020, and secured qualified with good results out of 200 teams. The manufacturing phase comprised of conducting market surveys, procuring materials, and manufacturing of parts, marketing through sponsorships and finally assembling the vehicle and testing. The project has provided us students with a platform for learning leadership skills, team spirit, finance management, practical fabrication skills, marketing and a full-fledged exposure in industrial sector. The team cleared all the technical tests and was approved with the certification. Previous year BAJA students are very well placed in Mahindra GE, L&T, Quest and Reliance companies with a pay package of 4.5 to 8.5 lakh annual packages.
Aditi – Female Driver says, my journey, being the only female member of Team Enigma was really exciting. Being an automobile enthusiast, I am so happy to get a hands-on experience of building a car. And that's not all.. There are all-girls teams, where the drivers are obviously girls. But being the only one in the team, and still to be chosen to be one of the two drivers of our Team, how cool is that!! Just thinking of driving the car, always gave me an Adrenaline rush. So I was really eager to get on with the project to build the car asap, so that I'll get to drive it one day soon!
As the manufacturing phase began, all of us geared up, building our own sub systems. I belonged to the Steering Department and all I had till then, was theoretical knowledge. I hadn't imagined that, one day, I would apply that and build a steering system for a car. The practical knowledge we get cannot be matched with our classroom sessions; you get so happy to see your hands dirty with grease and dust. Especially, being a girl with no clean, soft hands, makes others look at you in awe. When I told other people that we were building a car and that I was the driver, that proud expression they always had on their faces made me proud of myself!
Working in Team ENIGMA, not only did we learn a lot of technical aspects, but also learnt to deal with the situations when we went through a lot of hardships, be it the poor coordination sometimes between the team members. We learnt that, no matter what happens, work must go on and on, because Time stops for none.
Once the car was built, I felt emotional when I first saw the car running, just like a mother and father when they see their child's first baby steps. I felt really proud to have built a car from scratch; it was just nuts and bolts and pipes a few months ago, but not anymore! I remember jumping around the field when I first saw Sneh, my co driver perform some super stunts with the car. And when I first sat inside the car, and the engine was cranked, I felt the car's vibration and my heartbeat resonating within me, Oh My God!! I cannot explain in words. I was even more thrilled when my fellow teammates complimented me for my driving skills, yes! I performed quite some stunts too, during the testing phase.
I am so grateful to my college and especially to Satish sir, to have given me such a wonderful opportunity, where I learnt that one should never give up, whatever the situation may be and to never forget your goal and strive towards it.
Also, it's given me a taste of being in a male dominated field, which is definitely a stepping stone for my future endeavors, and breaking the society stereotypes.
Most importantly, on behalf of our entire team and our faculty advisor Dr. SV Satish, I would like to thank The Organic World and Invitro Research Solutions Pvt. Ltd. for so kindly sponsoring our team. If not for their contribution, we wouldn't have been able to build a much better car this year. Thank you so much and we hope you continue to support us the same way in the near future as well.
The technical paper “Design & Fabrication of Rotary Automated Bicycle Parking System” by Department of Mechanical Engineering, PES University Electronic city campus was selected and presented at 6th International Conference on Mechanical, Electronics and Computer Engineering CMECE held during 25-27- August, 2019 Hong Kong . Rotary Automated bicycle Parking System (R.A.P.S) is a smart and flexible parking system aimed to make maximum utilization of the available space. The parking system currently available does not efficiently make use of the available space and does not have adequate automation features. To overcome this, a smart and flexible system needs to be designed. The vertical rotary mechanism is favored over the horizontal setup as it requires lesser space and can accommodate more number of bicycles in one unit. In this project we have designed and developed a rotary automated bicycle parking system with the use of a rotary mechanism. The system can hold a maximum of 12 bicycles at a time. It consists of 4 docking stations, supporting frame, drive mechanisms, PIN code Reader and PLC. The work space of the system is 4m in width, 4.8m in height and 4m in length. The system is fabricated using Mild Steel which is treated and powder coated to avoid corrosion. Using Mild steel reduces the cost factor and improves the overall strength of the structure The rotary docking stations are rotated about a fixed axis and are driven by a motor of 31 HP. Each docking station has the 3 inbuilt cycle stands. A PLC and a PIN code reader are used to collect Input from the user and process the same information into memory locations of the cycles. When the user inputs his/her PIN code the PLC detects the empty docking station in the system and allots that space to the user. Now the user places his bicycle in the docking station. The system locates the specific memory location when the user inputs the same PIN code again and rotates the system based on the memory location to the exit point. The team constituted Stephen Noby, Sai Mahesh M. S., Sumanth Ashok Habib, and Vaibhav Gowda B. under the mentorship of Dr.S. V. Satish.
ಪ್ರತಿನಿತ್ಯ ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ನಾವು ಬಳಸದೆ ಇರುವುದು ಸುಮಾರು ಎರಡೂವರೆ ಸಾವಿರ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯು ಕಾಲಾನುಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳೆದ೦ತೆಲ್ಲಾ ಅನೇಕ ಏರು-ಪೇರು ಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಿಲುಕಿದ್ದರೂ
ಕೂಡ ಇ೦ದಿಗೂ ಕೂಡ ತನ್ನ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವವನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊ೦ಡು ಬ೦ದಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು. ಇ೦ತ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿರುವ೦ತ ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಮು೦ದಿನ ಪೀಳಿಗೆಗೂ ಬೋಧಿಸುವ ಹಾಗೂ ತಿಳಿಸುವ ಜವಬ್ದಾರಿ ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲದ್ದರಾಗಬೇಕು ಎ೦ದು ಪಿ.ಇ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ಕುಲಪತಿಗಳಾದ೦ತಹ ಡಾ. ಜೆ. ಸೂರ್ಯಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ವಿಶ್ವ ಮಾತೃಭಾಷಾ ದಿನದ ಅ೦ಗವಾಗಿ ದಿನಾ೦ಕ ೨೦/೦೨/೨೦೨೦ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ ರ೦ದು ಪಿ.ಇ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ ಎಲೆಕ್ಟ್ರಾನಿಕ್ ಸಿಟಿ ಕ್ಯಾ೦ಪಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊ೦ಡು ಬೇರೆ ಯಾವ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿದಾಗ ಆಗುವ ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕ ಅನುಭವಕ್ಕಿ೦ತ ಮಾತೃಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿದ ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕ ಅನುಭವವೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಕಾರ್ಯಪ್ರವೃತ್ತಿಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎ೦ದು ಹೇಳಿದರು. ತಾಯಿ,ತಾಯ್ನಾಡು ಹಾಗೂ ತಾಯ್ಭಾಷೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಸದಾ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಹೊ೦ದಿರಬೇಕೆ೦ದು ಇ೦ತ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳು ವರ್ಷಾಚರಣೆಯಾಗಿರದೆ ಪ್ರತಿದಿನದ ಆಚರಣೆಯಾಗಿರಬೇಕೆ೦ದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಪಿ.ಇ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ಅಪರ ಕುಲಪತಿಗಳಾದ೦ತಹ ಡಾ. ಬಿ.ಎಸ್ ನಾಗೇ೦ದ್ರ ಪರಾಶರ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಪ್ರಾ೦ಶುಪಾಲರಾದ೦ತಹ ಡಾ. ಸುಭಾಶ್ ಎಸ್ ಕುಲಕರ್ಣಿ ಮತ್ತಿತರರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.
ಇದರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಹಲವಾರು ಸಾ೦ಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಗಾನವಿ ಎ೦ಬ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನಿಯು ತಮ್ಮ ಭರತ ನಾಟ್ಯದ ಮೂಲಕ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆದರು. ಹಾಗೂ ಇತರ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಕಿರು ನಾಟಕಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಬಗೆ ಜಾಗೃತಿಯನ್ನು ಮೂಡಿಸಿದರು
The students got an opportunity to develop a robotic arm based on Arduino microcontroller. The workshop covered all aspect of robot development from the basics to complex movements. Arduino IDE with servos and robotic arm components were used to develop the robot. The workshop was conducted in association with Vimana consortium, a community of dedicated students, industry professionals, amateur makers and innovators, on 5th Feb 2020 on EC campus of PES University.
Khushboo Gupta winner of The Women of Future Award 2019 for her contribution to the society talked to the students about the emerging ideas and trends on how to improve interpersonal skills. She stressed on the preparations students need to do to face interviews. Intuitive concepts such as Johari Window and Elevator Pitch were discussed at length. She emphasised the importance of being able to introduce oneself in an interview with confidence. Extensive information on the various kinds of interviews was shared and a glimpse of how one could approach each kind of interview was discussed. She shed light on how one can represent them better and leave an impression on the interviewer. The inspiring and informative lecture was held at the EC campus on Feb 11, 2020.
The Fashion Team of PESU-ECC put up an impressive performance at Saarang, the annual cultural festival of IIT Madras. Siri Jarmale bagged the Best Female Model spot and received prize money of Rs. 45000 in the festival held from Jan 8-12, 2020. The team was led by Bhakti Sheth and Soniya Naik under the mentorship of Dr. S.V.Satish, Cultural Convener PESU - EC Campus.
Developer Student Club in PESU held a workshop on Google’s official program for Machine Learning. DSCs are university based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. Participants in the workshop engaged in a hands-on activity session that demonstrated the usage and application of ML, QuickDraw by Google. Ms Usha Rengaraju, subject matter expert, engaged the students in a hands-on session using Kaggle to experiment and play around with ML.
4th International Staff Tournament was organized by Department of Physical Education & Sports at PES University from Jan 20 to 23, 2020. Staff members from more than 35 Engineering Colleges actively participated in this mega event including University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya from Sri Lanka Tyagarajan College of Engineering, Coimbatore and Manipal Institution of Technology and Kasturba Medical College from Manipal. Badminton and Cricket were major sports in this event.
Results as mentioned below:
Winners- Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology, Bangalore.
Runners- University of Colombo , Sri Lanka.
● Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Winners- Dr. C V Raman College, Davangere.
Runners- BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore.
● Badminton(Below 40 category, Men):
Winners- Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
Runners- Kasturbha Medical Hospital, Manipal.
● Badminton (Women):
Winners- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Runners- RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
● Best player awards:
Best Batsman - Mr. Girish, PES University.
Best bowler - Mr. Chetan V, Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology.
Best All-rounder - Mr. Suresh Priyanta, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Mr. Veereah K, Dr. C V Raman College of Engineering.
Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Mr. Chetan K N, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.
Ms. Apeksha Embuldeniya, University of Kelinia, Sri Lanka.